Yakso Falls Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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Yakso Falls Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
269 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking




wild flowers


Little River drops 70 feet, as protruding rocks spread the water flow to make Yakso Falls a spectacular sight. The Yakso Falls Trail passes through an old-growth forest which has been selective logged and has many wildflowers during the early spring. Rhododendrons are plentiful and the waterfall is approximately 70 feet high.

6 days ago

My wife and our 5 kids, ages 16-2 1/2 to Yakso Falls in August 2018. As others have said, it is a long drive, but I think it was worth it as there is a campground with a day use area and another set of falls right next door. The hike was easy for everyone including our 2 year old daughter. The falls were not gushing, but still had plenty of water coming down and the pool at the bottom was crystal clear. Two of us jumped in and swam in the pool, which was freezing cold! Overall, a very nice hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end. 4 Stars only because the drive up the gravel road is on the long side.

18 days ago

Love this hike. Short enough you can enjoy other hikes in the area.

6 months ago

One of my favorite waterfalls off of Little River Road. The trail head can be difficult to find if you have never been there before. The trail head is across the road from Lake in the Woods. You will see a sign designating a hiking area but there is nothing that specifically states you are at the Yakso Falls trailhead.

I highly recommend doing Hemlock Falls while you’re here. The Hemlock Falls trail can be accessed from the Lake in the Woods campground.

9 months ago

Beautiful falls... easy trail. Trail head is adjacent to the entrance of Lake in the Woods.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bring bug spray!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easy enough trail from Lake in the Woods to Yakso Falls with the kiddos.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Friday, September 16, 2016

Beautiful falls, great for kids! Not really a sign visible from the road telling you that you are at Yakso Falls trail, so you have to keep your eyes peeled if you don't know the area. Worth the drive!

Friday, June 17, 2016

It was a beautiful and short hike out and back to the waterfall. The falls were stunning and one of the more unique that I have seen. The last five miles of the drive are on a gravel road and the mosquitoes were rather thick; probably because of the adjacent very small "lake" and our early summer timing. Also, it was very near hemlock falls which made it even more worth the trip.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Great little "hike." I say it like that because it felt like a stroll in the woods rather than a hike. This short 0.75 mile trail leads to a beautiful waterfall and pool beneath. I went in late June and the water was still roaring over the cliffside. Come later in the summer for a lower flow which would make for better photos if you're into photography.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Really short trail; but good warm up in the morning up hill on the way in but a nice downhill on the way back. I have done this trail numerous times while camped at lake in the woods and have never seen others on it. Guess I have just been lucky:)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

easy hike peaceful beautiful area nice Lake across trail head. Definitely recommend

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is an easy hike into a beautiful waterfall. The trailhead is directly across the road from the Lake in the Woods campground so park your car in their day use area. A notice at the trail head warned of a foot bridge being under repairs at 0.25 miles bit the small creek it services was completely dry (mid August) and we walked right over the dry bed. Don't let this stop you. As remote as this area is we were surprised to encounter two other hiking couples, one on the way in and one on the way out. Although the day was warm, as we were descending down to the base of the waterfall during the last few hundred feet of the trail, the air cooled significantly and the mist of the falls was very refreshing.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Beautiful waterfall with a little rock beach. Great place to pack in a lunch and hang out for an afternoon.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Very pretty short hike- .7 miles. It is marked a moderate trail.

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

recorded Recording - Jul 01, 04:54 PM

Saturday, July 02, 2016